May 12, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: 1 tie Last 5: LLLWD (Akita Komachi Stadium) Tonight saw Tokyo’s two teams travel North to Akita for the first of a two-game set. This would be the last weekend either team faced a Central League opponent for over a month as inter-league play [...]
October 30th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Series: Tied 1-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were never really in control of this contest. That was evident throughout. Making it worse was the fact that the team never had a shot once we got deep into our bullpen. Uninspiring. Unhelpful. Unhappy. Unbe-Lim-able. Utsumi was [...]
April 27th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 (Unbeaten in 10) Last 5: WDWWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Stadium) The Swallows looked to even the season series at two games apiece against their crosstown rivals. Laboring through a rain-delayed Shizuoka night, the Swallows showed that yesterday was no fluke. Lineup: [...]
April 13th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LL (Kita-Kyushu) Tokyo failed to heat up any more than the breeze blowing through Kits-Kyushu as they dropped another game to their cross-town rivals, matching them for hits, but bringing no one home in a fairly quick, but uneventful [...]
November 9th, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 Yomiuri Giants 2 (Tokyo Dome) The Saitama Seibu Lions came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat the Yomiuri Giants in the deciding game seven of the 2008 Japan Series Championship. It was Saitama’s first Japan Series championship since 2004 when it beat the Chunichi Dragons in seven [...]
November 4th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 6 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (Seibu Dome) Saitama starter (and former Tokyo ace), Kazuhisa Ishii (7.50 ERA), took the mound for his first appearance in the Japan Series since 2001 and hoped to continue the good form he displayed during the Climax Series.